The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04741
Date: [21 September 1898][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Rosalind Birnie Philip[2]
Place: Jersey
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P381
Document Type: ALS[3]

It is all right Major - Do not be troubled about the landlord - Get the most of the sea air - and when you finally have enough and it will have done you all the good in the world - Then you had better come [p. 2] over here and see your own country and the Britons of the place before you forget altogether what they are like! -

I am better - but not quite right yet - Probably may go away for a day or two first -

Then afterwards will see -

I have had a note from [p. 3] Bunnie[4] - and also I have found some of the papers[5] here -

If more are needed I will send her key -

I have had very nice letters from Miss Maude[6] & Miss Frank[7]

What is the matter with the Jersey post? - It seems to take as much time for anything to reach [p. 4] you as if you were in New York!

The best messages to you both -

the General -

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'SEPT. 21. 1898'

Miss Birnie-Philip
Elm Bank -
Gorey Pier
[postmark:] LONDON / SEP 21 / 98
[postmark on verso:] JERSEY / KCxA / SP 22 / 98


1.  [21 September 1898]
Dated from the postmark; the same date was written on the envelope by the recipient.

2.  Rosalind Birnie Philip
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more]. JW called her 'Major' and himself 'General'.

3.  ALS
The stationery has a deep mourning border.

4.  Bunnie
Ethel Whibley (1861-1920), née Philip, JW's sister-in-law [more].

5.  papers
JW wanted papers relating to the Eden v. Whistler case (see JW to R. B. Philip, #04739, and #04740).

6.  Miss Maude
Philippa Maude Philip (1865-1915), JW's sister-in-law [more].

7.  Miss Frank
Frances Septima Philip (1867-1949), JW's sister-in-law [more].